Group Exercise Instructor

Fullerton, California, United States | SRC | Part-time


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead fitness classes by demonstrating each exercise, performing the workout/routine along with the participants, incorporating use of cueing, tempo, safe transitional movements from one exercise to another, and any necessary modifications for participants.
  • Instruct group exercise format according to class schedule and adhere to company standards.
  • Properly prepare for each class by choosing appropriate and relevant music (sound system will be provided), rehearsing the workout template, and preparing the studio layout prior to teaching each class.
  • Conduct necessary prep, set-up and post class duties
  • Engage all participants in group fitness classes in a safe, fun, and progressive manner.
  • Maintain productive, professional, and collaborative relationships with fellow instructors and co-workers.
  • Educate participants on proper form, anatomy, and modification of movements when needed.
  • Explain and enforce safety rules and proper usage of exercise equipment used during class.
  • Monitor any equipment use and ensure equipment/supplies are returned at end of class.
  • Maintain accurate records of class attendance.
  • Must attend and participate in mandatory meetings.
  • Assist in program and specific special events

Classes offered: HIIT, Pilates, Body Pump, Yoga,  Guts, Butts, & Thighs


Education, Work Experience Requirements and Abilities:


  • Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology  or related field
  • Preferred:  Master’s Degree in Exercise Science , Kinesiology, or related field
  • Required Certifications:  Must have current certification from one of the following: ACSM, NSCA, ACE, NASM


  • Preferred: Previous fitness/exercise teaching experience.

Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of safe exercise technique and principles and general understanding of human anatomy and kinesiology.
  • Knowledge of group fitness teaching strategies, the incorporation of music, tempo, cuing technique, and rhythm.
  • Ability to display a high degree of energy and endurance to complete each fitness class and be physically fit enough to lead class at the appropriate level.
  • Must be able to keep an accurate record of hours worked by clocking in and out correctly.
  • Must be able to be on time, prepared to work and adhere to department dress code.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Know, apply, and enforce rules for assigned exercise/activity.
  • Demonstrates good verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Displays a positive attitude with customers, coworkers and toward work.
  • Demonstrates the ability to help others adapt to new situations.
  • Must be able to accept instruction/constructive criticism from supervisor.


Additional Requirements:

Typical Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs properly.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Frequently required to sit, talk, listen and walk; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; clear verbal communication.

Special Requirements

  • Must obtain First Aid/CPR/AED Certification within 30 days of employment.

Must able to teach classes virtual through Zoom